Sunday, November 20, 2016

Quilt Market Continued

Hold on to your seats today. I'm taking you on a high-speed, whirlwind tour of assorted Quilt Market booths today.
Art Gallery took a detour from their usual booth paradigm--multiple stalls manned by fabric designers and filled with an abundance of clothing, bags, quilts, and other handmade items featuring each specific collection. Spring Market in Salt Lake was a wonderful example.
Instead, they opted for a color-themed living room area, and walls displaying rectangular swatches of fabric and inspiration photos. Two sculptures, one consisting of fabric bolts constructed into triangles and a weaving loom with knit fabrics in leu of yarn, adorned Art Gallery's showcase.
This change of styles was rewarded with the First Place Award for Multiple Booths. You can check out the Art Gallery blog for more details.
Cathy Wiggins, quilter of leather, had a Market booth, as well as a special exhibit at Festival. I loved this piece.
Clothworks, parent company of American Made Brand, featured their free American Made Mystery Block of the Month in their booth.
Hoffman is adding a sweet, original new component to their company and her name is Melissa Averinos. You may have heard of the Making Faces class she's teaching at Quilt Con or her Best in Show win ash Quilt Con 2016. If not, there's a great While She Naps podcast that can fill you in on this fascinating, genuine personality.
 I should probably explain what all this had to do with Market. Melissa has designed a Me+You batik line for Hoffman called Yummies, and it's a lovely rainbow with a sprinkling of kitties.
Speaking of lovely rainbows, I adored Lecien's Geogram by Samarra Khaja. Go see my Schoolhouse coverage for a closer look.
The Marcus Fabrics booth had Victoria Findlay Wolf's Star Storm quilt hanging up.
Sassafrass Lane has made a tradition of unveiling a new block of the month on an annual basis. Paradox Point was unveiled this year.
I love how these minis allow so many more quilts to be shown.
And pyramid pillows? Yes, please!
Sherri Cifaldi Morrill of Whole Circle Studio, winner of the Craftsy Designer Fellowship, had a sleek inaugural booth at Quilt Market. She and her husband were delightful, talented individuals who it was a pleasure to meet. Her husband crafted the quilt ladder. Nice, right?
I could see the quilters here in Albuquerque, home of the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, go wild for this pattern.
These bees are downright clever.
Thanks for tagging along on my miscellaneous sprint through some of my personal favorites. What did you think?
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  1. Wow! Thanks for the tour showing some truly creative minds! I very much enjoyed that.

  2. Whoosh! Loved it. I have always liked Whole Circle Studio designs, and have even bought that bee one, hoping to use it as a center in a medallion quilt that is somewhere on the List of Quilts I Want to Make. I'm sure you have even more of them, now you've been to market!